Are you a dog lover and surfing on the Internet finding a decent dog recipe for your paw friend? Then this post might help you. Because today we are listing some nutritious and bowl licking bone broth recipes for your lovely pooches!
You can prepare it for your doggie and as a treat or even a birthday gift. These recipes are super healthy for your dogs and help them build amazing immunity system.
What is bone broth?
Bone broth is a nutrient-rich liquid/soup that is made by boiling the bones and connective tissues of an animal in water along with fresh herbs, spices, and vegetables. It can be mixed with rice, chapatis, tacos or even dry dog food.
Choose organic/ fresh ingredients whenever possible.
- Put all ingredients in a large stockpot.
- Bring it to boil, remove off the foam, turn the heat down to simmer, and leave the pot to sit and stew all day or at least an hour or two.
- Refrigerate overnight.
- Next day, remove off the fat, strain the meat and vegetables, strain the stock into storage containers and freeze. This will give you a nutrient-dense flavor to any recipe, including dog biscuits and treats, or as a topper for regular meals.
How to make bone broth?
For making bone broth, you need to take a deep stockpot. Simply Pour water in it, add bones and some flesh (I like to add a pinch of turmeric to it, don’t add salt) Allow it to simmer for about 20-30minutes. Now add the veggies, your desired herbs, and spices. Cover it using a lid and bring it to a boil. Once done, remove the foamy layer formed at the top and allow it to cool. Add some parsley for flavor and health. You can Strain the liquid or remove only the bones and store in a container. Your healthy bone broth is ready.
Benefits of bone broth for Dogs
- It supports the dog’s immune system.
- Especially in winters, it helps to keep your dog warm.
- Maintains a healthy digestion system & soothes tummy issues.
- A natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin, both are excellent for bones and keeps joints healthy.
- Loaded with minerals, which are good for your paw friend.
- Easy to make and lasts for a couple of days when refrigerated (even the most inexperienced cook can master it)!
Nutritional Ingredients used in Bone Broth
Parsley: This herb improves overall digestion and benefits kidney and urinary tract ailments. It contains vitamin C, pro-vitamin A, calcium, chlorophyll, iron and magnesium.
Turmeric: It is an ancient herb and has healing properties. It has been used as far back as 250 BC, Sanskrit medical treatise used it in Ayurvedic and Unani medicine. They describe it as an ingredient to combat food poisoning. Turmeric is a member of the ginger family. (That’s why they look so similar). It contains curcumin, a more powerful antioxidant than vitamin E that provides disease-fighting compounds, that protect the body from diseases by neutralizing free radicals.
Garlic: This is a controversial ingredient for some, but a dog would need to consume a full container of garlic or at least two whole bulbs, in order to develop the toxicity. However, veterinarians around the world encourage the consumption of garlic because of its many nutritional and medicinal benefits. Garlic contains vitamins A, B1 and C, potassium, zinc, selenium, calcium, manganese, copper, and iron. It has been found to have antimicrobial properties, which inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi. Garlic helps to balance blood pressure and supports the immune system.
Bone Broth Recipes for Dogs
1. Chicken+ vegetable broth
- 3-pound chicken (approx 2-3 cups of chicken)
- Mixed vegetables- 1-potatoes, 2-carrots, 4-5 French beans, a handful of green peas, 1 sweet potato.
- 2-3 garlic cloves
How to cook?
- Place chicken in a large stockpot and cover with three inches to four inches of water.
- After 30 minutes, add vegetables.
- Bring to a boil and then simmer for 1 hour (Discard all cooked chicken bones because cooked bones are hazardous for dogs).
Remember to refrigerate broth and skim off fat before freezing.
2. Delicious Lamb Broth
- 4-5 Lamb Shanks
- 1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar
- Optional ingredients: chopped green beans, carrots, broccoli/cauliflower
- Half teaspoon turmeric
How to cook?
- Bring 6-7 cups of water to boil in a pot or heat water on high in a crockpot
- Once water is boiling, add in 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
- Now add in the lamb shanks
- Cook lamb shanks in boiling water for 30-40 minutes.
- Simmer and cook for 1-2 hours. You can also cook it for 24 hours, if you want to cook for a longer period it is advised to remove the flesh and use it for later.
- Separate the meat from the bones and chop it up finely use the chunks of meat later. Refrigerate the meat until the broth is ready.
- Discard the bones once the broth is ready. You can also add in the chopped vegetables while it’s still cooking.
- Add some of the broth on dry dog food mix if together serve to your doggie.
3. Chicken Feet Broth
- Add 8-10 chicken feet in a large container. Add bones to slow cooker
- Add one tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric.
- Pour in enough water to cover bones add generously as the water will reduce.
- Cook on HIGH flame for 1 hour then LOW for 23 hours. (If you prefer faster water to the way you can cook it for 1-2 hours)
- Strain broth and throw away bones. (Feeding bones to a dog is not advised)
- Let broth cool at room temperature and then place in the fridge.
- After a few hours, scrape the top layer and throw away. Underneath will be a brown jelly.
- Add a few tablespoons to your pets dry food for a kick of taste and health.
- The broth will last up to one week in the fridge before
Tip: You can pour some broth into the ice cube tray and freeze and use it as popsicle during hot summers (only if your dog likes ice creams).
What kinds of meat can I use for bone broth?
You can make broth using mutton, beef, pork etc depending on your choice and ingredients. obviously, you can mix and match to your comfort. We hope you treat your canine with these delicious bone broth recipes.
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